2013 Breeders' Cup Filly & Mare Sprint

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Retrospectiv
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1 Renee's Titan AGE: 3 SEX: Filly WT: 122
Bernstein – Titan Queen

Jockey: Mario Gutierrez
Trainer: Doug F. O'Neill
Breeder: Mr. & Mrs. John Liviakis
Owner: Zillah Reddam

2 Book Review AGE: 4 SEX: Filly WT: 124
Giant's Causeway – Clever Babe

Jockey: Rafael Bejarano
Trainer: Bob Baffert
Breeder: Gary & Mary West Stables Inc.
Owner: Gary L. & Mary E. West

3 Starship Truffles AGE: 4 SEX: Filly WT: 124
Ghostzapper – Bobbie Use

Jockey: Gary L. Stevens
Trainer: Martin D. Wolfson
Breeder: Sanford Goldfarb & Irwin Goldfarb
Owner: Castleton Lyons (Shane Ryan)

4 Dance Card AGE: 4 SEX: Filly WT: 124
Tapit – Tempting Note

Jockey: Joel Rosario
Trainer: Kiaran P. McLaughlin
Breeder: Bruce McMillin
Owner: Godolphin Racing, LLC - Lessee

5 Teddy's Promise AGE: 5 SEX: Mare WT: 124
Salt Lake – Braids and Beads

Jockey: Victor Espinoza
Trainer: Ronald W. Ellis
Breeder: Ted Nichols & Judy Nichols
Owner: Nichols, Ted and Judy

6 Ismene AGE: 4 SEX: Filly WT: 124
Tribal Rule – Never to Excess

Jockey: Mike E. Smith
Trainer: William Spawr
Breeder: Stephen Ferraro
Owner: Stephen Ferraro

7 Summer Applause AGE: 4 SEX: Filly WT: 124
Harlan's Holiday – Summer Exhibition

Jockey: Javier Castellano
Trainer: Chad C. Brown
Breeder: Greenwood Lodge Farm, Inc.
Owner: Gillian S. Campbell, Greenwood Lodge Farm, Inc., Dan Clark & Greg Skoda

8 Dance to Bristol AGE: 4 SEX: Filly WT: 124
Speightstown – Dance to Dawn

Jockey: Xavier Perez
Trainer: Ollie L. Figgins, III
Breeder: Mr. & Mrs. David Garner
Owner: Susan H. Wantz

9 Judy the Beauty AGE: 4 SEX: Filly WT: 124
Ghostzapper – Holy Blitz

Jockey: John R. Velazquez
Trainer: Wesley A. Ward
Breeder: Adena Springs
Owner: Wesley A. Ward

10 Great Hot (BRZ) AGE: 5 SEX: Mare WT: 124
Orientate – That's Hot

Jockey: Chantal Sutherland Kruse
Trainer: A. C. Avila
Breeder: Coudelaria Jessica
Owner: Coudelaria Jessica

11 Groupie Doll AGE: 5 SEX: Mare WT: 124
Bowman's Band – Deputy Doll

Jockey: Rajiv Maragh
Trainer: William B. Bradley
Breeder: Fred Bradley & William Bradley
Owner: Fred F. Bradley, William B. Bradley, Carl Hurst & Brent Burns

12 Sweet Lulu AGE: 3 SEX: Filly WT: 122
Mr. Greeley – Successful Outlook

Jockey: Julien R. Leparoux
Trainer: Jerry Hollendorfer
Breeder: Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.
Owner: Steve Beneto
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A 2nd day of falling race records on the rolling highway.

Any predictions on this one?
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:11 pm

Sweet Lulu, Teddy's Promise, Judy the Beauty. Would be perfectly happy if Dance to Bristol beat me here.
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Retrospectiv wrote:A 2nd day of falling race records on the rolling highway.

Any predictions on this one?
I'm still not sure I'm buying this. You had a horse close in the BC Juvy fillies for second prior to the DQ after being 6 lengths off the lead, and the show horse was 13 off at some point.

I think Dance Card is ultra-talented, I just don't know why this distance. I really couldn't not use Book Review. She wants 7f, she'll get a pace, and I'm willing to risk it.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:18 pm

Somnambulist wrote:
Retrospectiv wrote:A 2nd day of falling race records on the rolling highway.

Any predictions on this one?
I'm still not sure I'm buying this. You had a horse close in the BC Juvy fillies for second prior to the DQ after being 6 lengths off the lead, and the show horse was 13 off at some point.
I don't know if speed will carry as far today, but I think there's still a pretty hefty disadvantage along the rail. This race should be very telling.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:27 pm

Groupie Doll!
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Paradise Woods, Lady Eli, Songbird, Ziconic
Gormley, Royal Mo, Shaman Ghost, Constellation

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Tessablue wrote: I don't know if speed will carry as far today, but I think there's still a pretty hefty disadvantage along the rail. This race should be very telling.
3-4 path again. Guess nobody told Julien to stay off the rail, oh well.

Happy for Groupie Doll and her connections.
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Groupie Doll over Judy the Beauty!

Dance Card and Summer Applause round out the top 4.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:28 pm

Good for that champ; shouldn't have taken Lulu inside, but oh well.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 4:33 pm

I know it's pointless pining for days of old....but I really miss the fillies and mares taking on the colts in the Sprint. They had a very good record in it, aside from the added handle this race was yet another of those uncecessaries...IMO of course.

Going to see a lot more repeat BC winners with these watered down races.
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 5:06 pm

Life At Zen wrote:Groupie Doll!
Groupie's Doll's catalogue page has been changed and she is now listed as:
"Racing or broodmare."
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 6:49 pm

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Buff Bradley told me earlier this week he hopes whoever buys Groupie Doll would let him run her in Cigar Mile at AQU 11-30
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Sat Nov 02, 2013 7:34 pm

BlindLucky wrote:David Grening ‏@DRFGrening
Buff Bradley told me earlier this week he hopes whoever buys Groupie Doll would let him run her in Cigar Mile at AQU 11-30
Why on earth would they do that?
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Sun Nov 03, 2013 12:30 am

Talk about egg on my face. Going for the big score, I tossed the 11 and 12. Scrambled eggs anyone?
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Sun Nov 03, 2013 2:11 am

Matt Converse wrote:Talk about egg on my face. Going for the big score, I tossed the 11 and 12. Scrambled eggs anyone?
I had the omelet! Tossed her too
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Retrospectiv wrote:I know it's pointless pining for days of old....but I really miss the fillies and mares taking on the colts in the Sprint. They had a very good record in it, aside from the added handle this race was yet another of those uncecessaries...IMO of course.
The Groupie Doll of this year would have been annihilated in the Sprint. Last year, different ballgame.

I tried to get cute with Dance Card and Teddy's Promise in here, but this was a weak field.

Side note, but can someone please explain to me why Espinoza feels the need to gun Teddy's Promise every time he's on her in a Breeders' Cup race. This filly appears the type built to sit 4th-6th and make a run on them, but this is 2 years in a row that they've gunned like she needs the front.
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dustino140 wrote:
Retrospectiv wrote:I know it's pointless pining for days of old....but I really miss the fillies and mares taking on the colts in the Sprint. They had a very good record in it, aside from the added handle this race was yet another of those uncecessaries...IMO of course.
The Groupie Doll of this year would have been annihilated in the Sprint. Last year, different ballgame.

I tried to get cute with Dance Card and Teddy's Promise in here, but this was a weak field.

Side note, but can someone please explain to me why Espinoza feels the need to gun Teddy's Promise every time he's on her in a Breeders' Cup race. This filly appears the type built to sit 4th-6th and make a run on them, but this is 2 years in a row that they've gunned like she needs the front.
This year's Sprint was historically awful. A horse with one race in 18 months, just 19 days before the Sprint, was the 5/2 favorite and won. The Beyer figure for the winner was a disgraceful 98, by far the lowest in the history of the race.

Groupie Doll may not have been good in prior starts in 2013, but she was strong on Saturday and would have been VERY competitive in the Sprint.
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Wed Nov 06, 2013 2:32 am

BlindLucky wrote:David Grening ‏@DRFGrening
Buff Bradley told me earlier this week he hopes whoever buys Groupie Doll would let him run her in Cigar Mile at AQU 11-30
What a sporting gesture. That, and probably a bit of redemption because she lost by a whisker last year. Why not? She'll probably be retired anyway.
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